ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Review
Peter Donnell / 2 months ago
A Closer Look
First impressions of the new toy from ASUS are very good, they’re not reinventing the wheel here, but they’re taking care of the fundamentals. The card uses the cooler design we’ve seen on many ASUS cards recently, but it’s a great cooler, and looks stunning, so I’m not complaining, not by any measure.
The card deploys a single 8-pin header, and we have seen some with two 8-pin connectors, but I think this should be more than enough.
Around the back, you’ll find a good range of connections, with two HDMI, two DP, and a single DVI. Of course, that’s more than enough for a few displays or VR devices.
The card is quite large, and clocks in at 2.5 slots thick too. This larger size is not so bad though, as it allows for a much larger surface area for cooling the GPU; as you can see, those heat sinks are prettyy hefty!
The card uses three custom fans, with smart fan tech allowing the card to run completely passive, or only trigger one fan at a time if required. Overall, that means is should be cool and quiet for most of the day.
Around the back, thing look even better! There’s a lovely full-size backplate with an RGB LED logo in the corner for some added flair.
The Republic of Gamers logo is also LED lit, matching up with the other lighting highlights on the card.
Finally, one of my favourite features is the built-in fan hub. You can connect two chassis fans here, allowing the card to pull more air into the chassis when it needs it.